Marilyn Monroe. The paradoxical injustice of Hollywood
the stories of Oscars The past, especially the very old ones, is generally more curious because over time some things gain perspective. For example, Marilyn Monroe She never really gained the respect of her peers as an actress, and by the end of her short life, she still earned the displeasure of many of them for it.
The rejection directly affected the actress’s self-esteem and professional security, and surprisingly, she was never nominated for an Academy Award, having attended the party only once, in 1951, for Best Sound Editing.
Ironically, two of the actresses nominated for Best Actress in 2023 have been praised for portraying her; Ana de Armas inBlonde” It is Michelle Williamswhich this year is celebrated “The Fabelmansbut in 2011 i was at a party”Seven Days with Marilyn”. In other words, in its classic injustice, Hollywood recognizes those who imitate Marilyn, but do not value the legend in real life.
But let’s imagine. In 1951, Marilyn wasn’t “Marilyn” yet, just a rising star. He was, however, in the cast of the film that had no less than 14 nominations that night, the classic “Evilin the lead role Bette Davis. One of the nominations the film won was announced by the person who smiled proudly while opening the envelope.
Marilyn’s choice for the evening is one of the most beautiful I’ve seen at a party, although it’s more subdued and very different from the other glamorous models that accentuate the star’s sensuality. Perhaps because later models were made “for Marilyn”, which was far from the case in 1951. The actress borrowed the dress from Fox’s wardrobe department, where it has been stored since the actress wore it. Valentina Cortese in film noirterrible doubt”was recorded only a few months ago.
The black veil model is signed by the stylist Charles LeMaire, who “did a lot” of the “heart” decor, using a layer of tulle to disguise the highlight, which could be worn over the shoulders or pulled down. Because a dull star would be wrong, Charles used skirts to brighten up the many yards of fabric in the skirt. It turned out beautiful.
But how do you talk about the Oscars without the drama? Just before she went on stage, Marilyn noticed that her skirt was torn and she was obviously nervous, it was a borrowed dress after all, and she needed the help of the seamstress on duty to fix the damage before she went on stage. Anyone who sees her coming will never imagine the nervous tears minutes before. Who says she wasn’t a good actress?
Unfortunately, playing Marilyn has yet to lead to an Oscar, but it brings the actress closer. 2011 Michelle Williams entered the list of the most elegant of the night and even became one of the favorites for the award, but lost Natalie Portman inblack swan”. With difficulty Ana de Armas will have a chanceBlonde”especially in the face the favoritism of Michelle Yoh In 2023, I’m among those who hated the movie but stayed in love with Ana’s work to play Merlin. Like this Austin Butler ‘He was’ Elvis Presley, it’s hard to separate Ana from the real star when you put pictures or movies side by side. Her inclusion in the group of contenders turned out to be a “reward”, but painfully once again “Marilyn will lose”.
Not taking any flags, but I think the woman is missing to do the definitive work on the biggest star Hollywood has ever produced. Yes, “Blonde” it is a book by a female author, but one who has only used the trajectory to highlight other problems in the field, to create almost criminal fiction, and to misrepresent a man who once had a bitter life. so much”Blonde” how “Seven Days with Marilyn” There is a strong masculine hand in the story that strangles her in memory as he strangled her in life, leaving her unbalanced, abused, and in constant crisis.
I’m not saying that Marilyn was a pillar of mental health, far from it, but I try to listen to him in his interviews, which are always honest, with great analysis and a very clear pain of misunderstanding. In his last interview, he made one plea: “Don’t make me look like a joke,” and sadly, 61 years after his death, we remain deaf to his true meaning. Marilyn Monroe.
Facing this injustice, seeing that the person commenting her for the second time knows, gives me hope that in a few days, Marilyn will finally make her voice heard and her pure and simple desire for respect and recognition will be fulfilled. It won’t happen in 2023…